#NYFW: Seen & Heard At SS16 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Lynn Yang, shot on Nikon D5500

What’s NYFW without the gorgeous clothes, beautiful models and street style stars?

These three presentations left a deep impression and for good reason.


The whimsical presentation of Alice and Olivia, SS17

Alice & Olivia

The Alice & Olivia presentation was one of the most beautiful shows I’d ever attended.

The collection was inspired by the mysticism of the tarot and the romance of Italy, particularly the Gardens of Bomarzo.

The set itself was gorgeous, with a “Romantic Roman” theme. From the numerous flowers (beautiful multi-coloured roses and vines), to the life-sized Tarot cards, Roman columns and half-naked Greek statues, it almost felt like I was walking into the middle of an ancient ruin.



The band of models  marching down for the DKNY SS17 show finale


This was definitely a night to remember. As a streetwear lover, I know that designers Dao–Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are big movers and shakers in the streetwear community, and I’ve always been a fan of their work. Seeing their presentation in person was a dream come true.

The energy, sultry dark lips, futuristic sportswear collection, together with a stellar model line up made the show extra memorable.



Michael Kors showroom visit right after the show, first look at SS17 outfits

Michael Kors

Sadly, I couldn’t make it down for the Michael Kors SS17 fashion show, but I got upclose and personal with the pretty, candy-coloured togs at the Michael Kors showroom.

Rows and rows of apparel were neatly lined up in the showroom, while press from all around the world took a glimpse of the upcoming collection.

Confession: I also experienced a teeny bit of office envy at the Michael Kors HQ. Besides having a gorgeous view of nearby Bryant Park, the entire space was white, bright, with posh marble floors. Plus, I got a peek into Michael Kors’ working space and all I can say is that his marble table is so neat and super Instagram-worthy!



The Carlyle, New York

Old School Glamour

Located at Upper East Side and built in 1930, The Carlyle exudes rustic charm and modern elegance. All of the 121 guest rooms are furbished in classic Louis XVI style with colour schemes ranging from Chinese red to celadon, offering aristocratic elegance and absolute comfort.

Audubon prints and architectural renderings by Piranesi, as well as English country scenes by Kips adorn the walls. The Carlyle also is home to the Bemelmans Bar, which houses the only surviving public murals of artist/author Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the famed Madeline children book series.



The Roger New York.

For Modern New York

A fixture on Madison Avenue, The Roger New York is a stylish boutique hotel that elevates the big city experience with chic Anna Busta interiors, fabulous display of herringbone wooden floors, blue-velvet chaises lounges and Mad Men-evoking houndstooth chairs.

Almost as stylish as the Madison Avenue boutiques a few blocks away, every inch of the hotel hotel is decorated with striking noir shots of iconic local spots. Plus, it offers a splendid view of the Empire State Building.



Yotel New York.

A Peek Into The Future

Yotel New York is conveniently located two blocks from Times Square and features 713 cabins. It is also home to YOBOT, the world’s first automatic robotic luggage concierge.

Inspired by luxury aircraft design, the cabins are smartly designed adaptable spaces which offer comfort and convenience. Luxurious but with pocket-friendly room rates, the stylish hotel is replete with contemporary touches, such as white, purple and neon lights.



Left: While at Club Monaco, I bumped into model Ji Hye Park. After introducing myself, I awkwardly tried practicing my rusty Korean with her.  (Lynn’s outfit: Sabrina Goh)

Right: I also met L’oreal Paris and Redken ambassador, Soo Joo. She obliged to take a photo with me — now that’s model behaviour! (Lynn’s outfit: Klarra, Thyine and Charles & Keith)



Left: I’d interviewed influencer Dani Song before and we really hit it off. It was great catching up with her at the DKNY show! (Lynn’s outfit: Max Tan)

Right: I bonded with celeb stylist Crystal Pancipanci over a cocktail (or two) and a love for instant ramen noodles. (Lynn’s outfit: Klarra)


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 162, September 30 – October 6, 2016, with the headline ‘Seen & Heard at NYFW’.